ESTHER SALLMAN HORTING
Esther (Sallman) Horting, age 102, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the Community Care Home, Clifton. She was born on April 3, 1911, in Republic County, Kan., to Edd & Eva (Hamil) Varnick.
She attended school in Norway, Kan. She married Walter Sallman on Jan. 28, 1929 in Belleville, Kan. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1974. She later married John Horting in September of 1985. He preceded her in death on May 29, 2003. Esther was a homemaker, seamstress at the Singer Sewing Center, operated her own café in Aurora, Kan., and worked at St. Mary’s, all while raising 10 children. She was a member of VFW #588 Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughters, Charla Mills and husband Ronald, Pueblo, Colo., Vivian Schwab, Morganville, Eva Schwab, Clifton, Rita Begnoche, Salina, and Melisa Stolzenburg and husband Mike, Ames; sons, Larry Sallman, Gary Sallman and Karl Sallman and wife Debbie, all of Clifton; 36 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren and 41 great- great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Walter Sallman and John Horting; daughter, Lenora Thomas; son, Frank Sallman; grandchildren, Jason Schwab, Daniel & Walter Mills and one great-granddaughter, Emily Mills.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Concordia Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Strommen officiating. Burial will follow the services at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, northeast of Norway, Kan. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia. The family suggest memorials to the Community Care Home Employees. For online condolences, please visit www.chaputbuoy.com.